ABOUT ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE SCHOOL

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Principal's Welcome,
OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
We at St. Thomas the Apostle School commit ourselves to educating the whole child by providing an excellent education rooted in Gospel values,  Students will be encouraged to dream and envision the future, with all the possibilities and challenges allowed to them to make a difference.
Each child will be respected as a unique person with special gifts and talents.  We will strive to provide opportunities for each child to deepen his/her respect for each person.  We will create a climate within the school that will enable children to build on their life experiences and to become problem solvers wo witness their faith in an ever-changing world.  We will enable students to use their gifts to make socially just, responsible, creative, and moral decisions that can impact their environment now and in the future.  We will stress the importance of living a life nurtured by prayer.  We will promote activities that foster Catholic leadership and services to our students.
Sincerely,
Gina Houston
Principal
Our Mission
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The school family of St. Thomas the Apostle School of Crystal Lake, Illinois provides faith formation and academic excellence for all students desiring a Catholic elementary education.  The uniqueness of each child is developed and celebrated within an environment where God can be encountered.  By teaching and modeling Gospel Values, we enable out students to become socially responsible Catholic leaders of the Third Millennium.

Catholic education aims not only to communicate facts,

but also to transmit a coherent,

comprehensive vision of life,

in the conviction that that the truths

contained in the vision

liberate students in the

most profound meaning of human freedom.

Pope St. John Paul II

School Governance
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St. Thomas the Apostle School is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education is run under the auspices of the St. Thomas the Apostle Church and the Diocese of Rockford,  It is financially supported by the parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Mary in Huntley, and Resurrection in Woodstock.  Final authority for the school rests with the pastor of St. Thomas Parish through the school principal.  In addition, the pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, who is an ex-officio member of the Education Commission, works very closely with both the pastor of St. Thomas and the school principal along with the Education Commission, in formulating and support the Catholic philosophy of the school.